Hello, I'm new here. A couple of years post brain injury, I really wish I'd found the forum sooner!
Having a bit of a rough couple of months.
After me pushing for an answer, the neuropsychiatrist said that I'm unlikely to see improvement now, as the fatigue and so on have gone on too long ( two years). The neuropsychologist says it's not that straightforward.
Has anyone here had improvements after a couple of years?
I've also taken early retirement after two years of sick leave - which feels hard for some reason on top of the obvious financial impact.
Has anyone any experience with applying and getting the ESA benefit?
Has anyone found work that can be fitted into one hour slots in the week ( around fatigue issues)?
With what seems to be poor timing, I'm reducing my low dose antidepressants this week ( with support from the doctor and psychologist) and am worrying about both withdrawal effects, and also whether I'll end up taking them long term, (even though they've been really helpful in quelling the constant headache, and clearing the fog of anxiety and depression I hadn't realised I had ten months down the line).
Has anyone had any experience of coming off antidepressants - or of taking them long term please?